Rehabbed from the former Gretna Main Post Office at the intersection of Huey P. Long Avenue and 4th Street, Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts incorporates a full theater/showroom in place of the mail sorting hall and has retained its magnificent period lobby.
The building is now preserved as an historic landmark, purchased by The City of Gretna with financial assistance provided by Jefferson Parish.
Exterior restoration was completed in 2008 and all interior renovations need to convert the building into a cultural center for the arts were finished in 2016, with the center enjoying its opening night in that September.
The Valiant is a brand new live performance theater and cocktail lounge and the perfect location, located less than ten minutes from the French Quarter.
The theater features shows of every kind: comedy, drama, musicals, puppetry, burlesque, and independent films, and showcases established artists as well as fostering up-and-coming talent, and hosting local and touring shows.
The Valiant is located in the Old Arabi Cultural Arts District, on the borders of of New Orleans Parish and Old Arabi, and is part of the larger Studio Arabi arts campus developed by the Meraux Foundation with artists Mitchell and Erica Gaudet.
ADDRESS: 6621 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70032 (on the north side, between Angela and Mehle Streets).